Canyoning Wales, UK

Choose between Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia for canyoning / gorge walking in Wales, an epic group adventure!

Ever considered canyoning in South Wales or Snowdonia? It’s an outdoor activity lover’s dream and our bestseller in Wales!
We will take you exploring in a Welsh rainforest, jumping into rock-pools, abseiling down waterfalls, gliding off natural water-slides and down rapids. Canyoning pushes your boundaries in a stunning environment, where our routes are easily adjusted to the confidence levels in your group. There is sometimes confusion about the differences between canyoning and gorge walking. They are essentially the same thing, only canyoning involves ropework and gorge walking is more free-flowing (we offer both, but refer to it as canyoning which is more internationally known). If you love outdoor adventures, you may also like to check out our Outdoor Activities Wales page.

Canyoning or gorge walking in Wales is one of the best ways to get out and have fun with a group of friends or colleagues on a team building trip. Big Blue Adventures specialises in group adventure travel including a range of outdoor activities, adventure day tours or multi-night breaks across Wales and Portugal. So, whether you just need to the book your canyoning activity only, a fun day out or multi-night holiday – we have you covered. Please contact us via the quote button, the website chat or call us today.

Brecon Beacons - Mellte

Great For Adults and Kids 14+
Small to large groups
Only 50mins from Cardiff

Brecon Beacons - Sychryd Gorge

Great for kids camps and families
Small to large groups
Only 50mins from Cardiff


Great for adults & kids camps
Small to large groups
Maentwrog area

Activity Only

Transfers not included
Activity only sale
Pics & video on request

Canyoning Day Tour

Food & drinks
Pics & a highlights video

Multi-night Adventures

Canyoning & other activities
Other group travel essentials

Pictures & Video

What better way to capture those special moments than having us there as your very own media crew? We will be there like proud hosts and we include pictures and a personalised highlights video. We love adventure travel and the smiles it puts on everyone’s faces. We get a real buzz from putting together the highlights and sharing them with you after the trip. Photos and video are typically included in the day tours and multi-night trips only.

How much will canyoning cost?

All our day and multi-night packages are 100% tailor-made for you! So, we can create a Big Blue Adventure to suit specific budgets and what you would like to include for the perfect adventure. The more activities and package elements you include the more that package will cost. It also depends on your final numbers in the group, generally larger groups have a cheaper per person rate over smaller groups, as there are more people to split the core package costs between. Best thing to do is request a quote – it costs you nothing to start the ball rolling and say hello, we can send a great package your way from there.


When you’re ready to book your adventure we simply start with a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm it all. The final balance is typically required no later than 3 weeks before your activity date for day tours or 6 weeks for multi-night packages. Most customers pay by bank transfer, but we can also accept debit and credit card transaction upon request.

We can also make some changes between the deposit and the final balance payment. Such as amending a few dropouts / attendee increases, or making some package changes within reason. For further information please do see our terms and conditions.

What to bring

To take part in canyoning all you need is:

  • A pair of old spare trainers – like running trainers / hiking boots, with sturdy sole that you don’t mind getting wet (not flimsy wetsuit boots)
  • Swimwear or spare underwear for under the wetsuit
  • Old pair of boardies / sports shorts to wear on top of the wetsuit (to protect wetsuit)
  • A towel
  • Sun cream
  • Water for afterwards (please try and avoid throw away single use plastic!)
  • Any medication you need to keep on you, such as an asthma pump or EpiPen etc

All the essential kit is included
; wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids and any climbing gear. On our package tours, we also bring cosy towel ponchos to help you get changed.

Note: no climbing harnesses required in Brecon Beacons, as this area is technically ‘gorge walking’, or canyoning without ropes!

Are meals & drinks included?

We can include lunch, a packed lunch or dinner after the canyoning with drinks. It all depends on what type of meal you want, how much budget you have for the meal and free time. We work with some amazing local pubs closer to the canyoning or we can stop by restaurants and establishments, such as a Welsh wine tasting or gin tasting with food.

Group size

Our minimum group size for activities is 10+ people, but we can take much larger groups.

Why Adventure With Us…

Quality Group Activities
We work as one big team with our activity providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience for groups. Each activity has been tried & tested, and personally chosen by us.
Handpicked Destinations

Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for groups.

Group Specialists

Specialists in hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 10-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your crew.

Highlights Video

The best way to remember your canyoning in Wales? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our multi-night packages & day tours.

David W.
David W.
A fantastic day out canyoning in the Brecon Beacons for a friend's stag! It was extremely well... organised meaning we could just get stuck into the activities without a worry in the world. Such a friendly, fun, and welcoming team. The photos from the trip were also provided the next working day and a highlights video to follow in the coming weeks. I can't recommend them highly enough and I am already excited to book another adventure with them soonread more
Kristian N.
Kristian N.
Big Blue Adventures organised and hosted a great stag weekend. Fantastic canyoning and quad biking,... excellent accommodation and lots of great little touches like welcome packs etc. Highly recommended for a fun adventure weekend 😎read more
Kristian N.
Kristian N.
Absolutely fantastic stag weekend hosted by Big Blue Adventures doing canyoning and quad biking... 👍 thank you for such a fun filled weekend. Would definitely love to do it again!read more

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Why We Love This…

“Canyoning in Wales is so much fun because it has a lot of different sections, it’s not just jumping or just scrambling, it is a bit of everything. The gorge makes it a very flexible activity, there are no swells or currents to worry about and if it rains.. who cares, you’re in the rainforest after all!”

Heleen – Co-Owner